Ice cream is a frozen food and generally served as a chilled product. It is made from dairy products such as milk and cream (or substituted ingredients) combined with fruits or other ingredients and flavors and sweetened with sucrose, corn syrup, cane sugar, beet sugar, and other sweeteners.
It is usually eaten as a snack or frozen dessert by all ages of people. In the past years ice cream was originally called iced cream or cream ice. It was a luxury reserved for special occasions before the development of modern refrigeration. The mixture is stirred slowly to incorporate air spaces, while cooling below the freezing point of water, to prevent large ice crystals from forming, which results in a smoothly-textured ice cream. The increase in temperature makes it more malleable.
The meaning of the phrase “ice cream” varies from one country to another. In the United States, the phrase “ice cream” applies only to a specific variety, and most governments regulate the commercial use of the various terms according to the relative quantities of the main ingredients. In other countries, like Italy and Argentina, it is used for all variants.